WHY SEE YOUR CHIROPRACTOR AFTER THE PAIN IS GONE? TO KEEP IT GONE!
Patients often ask how long they have to visit
for chiropractic care at Spine & Sports Rehab Center. Ultimately, their
relief decides this. For some the end of care is decided together, patient and the Baton Rouge chiropractor. For
others, when the pain is gone, they are gone.
The patients decide for themselves. And when there is
no pain, it makes sense to stop
care. Only there may be a special consideration:
If back pain is bothersome and prevents you from doing the
things you want to do, continuing chiropractic care on a
regular basis (sometimes referred to as “maintenance
care”) whether you are hurting or not is beneficial. In a
randomized control trial of 319 such patients, maintenance care dropped
the number of days with pain in acute episodes and improved
the length of pain-free days for back pain
sufferers who have with recurrent and persistent low back pain. (1)
Back pain is not often cured. It is like a
bruise on an apple. It won’t just go
away. The bruise becomes a more susceptible part
of the apple. With back pain, the no-pain period is certainly
welcome, and continued chiropractic care via a Baton Rouge
chiropractic treatment plan set together can only help prevent
more and/or more painful back pain occurrences. Some patients ask
for maintenance care after suffering with several episodes
of Baton Rouge back pain. Some set up a schedule right
away to avoid starting over.
Whichever patient type you are, Spine & Sports Rehab Center is the Baton Rouge chiropractic
care partner to see!
Baton Rouge CHIROPRACTIC TIP OF THE MONTH: Exercise Benefits Before Back Surgery and for Non-Specific
Low Back Pain
A 16-week study of supervised resistance training with variable
low, moderate and high intensity exercise during the week helped patients with persistent non-specific
low back pain. How? By improving pain, daily
function and disability, energy level, muscle strength, sleep, and perception
of physical activity as helpful. (2) Those are positive
outcomes! Unfortunately, in the year prior to back
surgery, only 34.8% of back pain patients had physical therapy (PT), 34.1% had
at least one PT visit with exercise, and only 14.6% experienced
a minimum of 6 exercise therapy visits. 84.4% were prescribed
at least one opioid prescription fill with a mean of 6.1 unique fills each. (3)
Conservative, non-drug care incorporating spinal manipulation
and exercise are worthwhile pre-back surgery efforts. Spine & Sports Rehab Center
is here to do this with you!
Listen to this PODCAST
with chiropractic back pain specialist, James Cox DC DACBR,
developer of the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management, and a PODCAST
with spine surgeon, David Hanscome, MD, on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr.
Michael Johnson as they present the conservative approach to dealing
with Baton Rouge back pain.
CONTACT Spine & Sports Rehab Center
Arrange your next Baton Rouge
chiropractic appointment now with Spine & Sports Rehab Center for non-drug and
non-surgical management of your back pain. Spine & Sports Rehab Center is your spine care
and back pain management partner!